Appearance: off-white to pale yellow powder.
Solubility: soluble in water.
Risk: irritation, irritation to skin, eye.
Ecology: May be hazardous to environment. Water body should be given special attention.
Characteristics: excellent slow-release, thickening, dispersing, emulsifying, film-forming, water retaining, water absorbing abilities. microbial gum.
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physical and chemical indexes
Widely use as slow-release agent, thickening agent, emulsifying agent, dispersing agent, suspending agent.
Film-forming agent, thickening agent, emulsion stabilizer, emulsifying agent, water retaining agent, gelling agent in personal care products.
Sizing agent in textile, silk, paper.
Clarifying agent in brewing industry.
Use as adhesives. eg: powder molding, ceramics.
Flocculants in water treatment.
Suspending agent, flocculant in oil fields.
Use as gelling agent.
Use as food additive.